This home white knit gamer by CCM was worn by Darren Puppa during the 1989-90 NHL season. The Buffalo Sabres selected Puppa in the 4th round of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut in a Buffalo uniform in 1985-86 and remained with the Sabres for 8 years before a deal sent him to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1992-93. After a partial year with the Leafs, Puppa joined the Tampa Bay Lightning the following season. He remained with Tampa through the end of his NHL career, spending 7 seasons in the sunshine state.
The 1989-90 season was the best of Puppa’s 15-year NHL career. He won a career high 31 games while posting a 2.89 GAA. His stellar play between the pipes earned him a spot in the NHL All Star game and won him 2nd Team NHL All Star honors. Offered here is Puppa’s home sweater from that career season. Sewn to the right breast of this gamer is the Buffalo Sabres 20-year anniversary patch. The game wear on this size 56 goalie cut sweater is solid and consists of stick and puck marks, goal post and crossbar paint transfer, washed out bloodstains, a well-salted fight strap and pilling. Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Puppa wearing this exact jersey during his 1989-90 award-winning season. A vintage blue and gold old-school anniversary patched, photo matched sweater that should excite the Sabres and goalie collectors alike.